Forming ties and networking with young people around the world is what a United States delegate hopes to get out of the first ever Global Youth Forum which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Youth representatives, government ministers and experts are discussing policies to address the needs of young people many of whom face challenges such as unemployment.

Basma Bitar-Baghal asked Jackson Dougan, the United States Youth Observer to the United Nations about the forum and what he expects to come out of it. To listen to the full broadcast, visit the UN Radio website.